Recognising Telford’s caring young people

Telford Tommys

If you know a young person in Telford and Wrekin who has made a difference in their community, why not consider nominating them for a Telford Tommy award? The award scheme, named after Thomas Telford, is now in its third year and people have until 30 November to contact project leaders with their suggestions.

The awards are part of a determination by the council to give more recognition to young people who have made an effort to connect with their community – a new Walk of Fame in the Town Park was unveiled in summer. Last year the council recognised more than 200 children and young people, and it aims to commend even more this year. There are categories in fundraising; sports, hobbies, arts and crafts; and contribution to school, training or college, plus many others.

Councillor Paul Watling, cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families, said, “Young people do lots of fantastic things to improve their communities and enrich their own lives and those of others.This is a great opportunity for that work to be recognised and I look forward to seeing all the nominations.”

Visit www.telford.gov.uk/telfordtommys or call the council’s Community Engagement Team on 01952 382131 to find out more.

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